EuroVelo 13 Iron Curtain Trail
Opening Ceremony Aug.19th 2014 - VIDEO
Opening Ceremony „EuroVelo 13“– „ICT“ (Iron Curtain Trail) at the Austrian -Hungarian Border
see more: www.eurovelo.org
For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into East and West by the "Iron Curtain", a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. The Iron Curtain Trail (ICT) is a European cycle route which invites people to retrace and experience this important part of the continent's history.
EuroVelo is a network of 14 long distance cycle routes connecting and uniting the whole European continent. The routes can be used by cycle tourists as well as by local people making daily journeys and it is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020 One of the newest trail is the Iron Curtain Trail -EuroVelo route nr. 13., which leads from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea and is more than 10,400 km long (approximately 8,800 km of which is inside the EU and 1,600 km is located outside).
The ICT is the longest cycle route within den european cycling network.
The Burgenland-route of this European cycle route starts on the border with Slovakia and runs along the austrian-hungarian border to the border with Slovenia.
It combines historical sites, which are lined up like a string of pearls, for example
- Bridge of Andau,
- "Baron Gustav Berg - Bridge" at Hanság cycle route (7MB) to the hungarien city of Kapuvár generel information of the region (4 MB)
- Nationalparc Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
- Paneuropean Pic-nic place,
- Grenzerfahrungsweg of Bildein (Southern Burgenland) www.grenzerfahrungsweg.at oder
- St. Emerichs-church in the "No man's land" between Inzenhof and Rönök
Except for short sections the bike trail is paved.
Projectinfo: Iron Curtain Trail (10 2012 - 09 2014)
The development of the Euro Velo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is the main subjekt of the SEE-Project "Iron Curtain Trail" www.ict13.eu. Regionalmanagment Burgenland Ltd. (with the team of the mobility centre Burgenland) is projectpartner of the Projekt.
Pressrelease: Partnermeeting in June 2013 in Eisenstadt
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